Essentials of English Grammar
Routledge, 24.05.2013 - 800 Seiten
This book was first published in 1933, Essentials of English Grammar is a valuable contribution to the field of English Language and Linguistics.
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Short vowels before r.—ar, or, etc.—Alternations with and without r.—Influence of stress on vowels.— Loss of e.—Vowels in weak syllables.—Loss of vowels in groups.—Alternations in compounds.—Strong and weak forms of the same word.
Compounds.—Pronouns.—The meaning of plural.—Special meaning in plural.—Words used in plural only. CHAPTER XXI NUMBER—concluded Thing-words (countables) and mass-words (uncountables).— Same word used in both ways.—Plural mass-words.
Compound nouns state two terms, but say nothing of the way in which the relation between them is to be understood: ... As in the structure of compounds, so also in the structure of sentences much is left to the sympathetic imagination ...
In all old compounds the first element is stressed as being the distinctive the word: statesman, postman, holiday, twelvemonth, goldfish, blackbird, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, daisy (originally dayes-ye, "day's eye"), etc.
but it's but two , , . determine stress in these compounds, as when , , but , pudding is said in contrast to , square Contrast also may pudding. The two parts of such compounds are so independent that we may say that they form really ...
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